People near Lightfoot and Richmond Roads may have heard some loud booms today and in the past few weeks, been unsure of the source of the noise. The curious sounds are produced by a training exercise at Camp Peary.
Exercises are conducted every Monday morning, beginning around 9 a.m. and ending by noon, at one of the ranges on base, according to Chief of Security Robin Richardson. The exercise usually involves a couple of “louder” explosions.
Richardson said the change in the seasons might be to blame for how far the sound of the exercise is being heard.
“I don’t know if it’s because most of the leaves on the trees are gone and the sound carries, but our neighbors are aware of the exercise,” Richardson said.